Best Practices in Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will
conduct a review and assessment of the current state of the field and best practices in evaluating and quantifying
mortality and significant morbidity following large-scale disasters. The committee will specifically focus on disasters
declared under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. To carry out the statement of
task, the committee will describe the current landscape of mortality and morbidity data collection and guidance;
review information sharing processes and methodologies used by state, local, tribal and territorial public health
agencies; and propose areas for future resource investment to enhance these practices.